About 80 km from Udupi
, the tiny village of Kollur is situated on the banks of the perennial river Sauparnika
. The area, part of the Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary
, is blessed with natural beauty.
Kollur is considered one of the seven pilgrimage sites created by Parashurama, the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. It has the famous
Mookambika Temple at the foot of the Western Ghats.
Kollur is well-connected to Mangalore, Bangalore and Mysore. Regular buses ply from Udupi.